On May 26, dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre contributed to Classics in the Palace Square, a grandiose open-air concert in celebration of St. Petersburg's 315th founding anniversary, actively encouraged and supported by the City Council and the Committee of Culture.
As per tradition, the dance segment of the show was brought to life thanks to the contributions by the Leonid Yacobson Company dancers, who treated the audience to exquisite, refined miniatures. Their involvement in such a popular project, which has become a cultural brand of Russia's Northern Capital, was as ambitious as ever. Wielding the entirety of their diverse creative skill set, the young dancers wove seven vibrant visual masterpieces, set to music by Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Charles Gounod, Francisco Alonso, and Domenico Modugno. This year's Classics in the Palace Square gala has served as a grand finale for the World Economic Forum, yet again bringing together over half a million viewers at a single given moment. This has allowed our dancers to serve as ambassadors of Russian culture and has given them a new chance to promote a positive image of St. Petersburg worldwide.